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Comcast ‘wants full control of Sky’

NBCUniversal owner is in race with Disney for Fox's assets

Comcast is targeting Sky as it battles with Disney to buy 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets.

According to Bloomberg, Comcast wants Fox’s 39 per cent stake in Sky due to in part to its superior technology, which could help drive Comcast’s X1 set-top boxes.

However, Bloomberg suggests Fox would prefer to sell some assets to Disney in part because it believes that deal would present fewer regulatory hurdles.

There are reports discussions between Fox and Disney have become more serious, with a possible announcement being mooted for next week.